by Becki Gray
Former Senior Vice President, John Locke Foundation
From this earlier post, an update on the remaining bills awaiting governor’s action….
Signed into law:
House Bill 585 – exempts vehicles with 70,000 or fewer miles or the three newest model years from emissions testing
Senate Bill 229 – Twenty two amendments to environmental laws including reporting, studies and regulation for storm water and wastewater management, biodegradable plastic products, private drinking wells, scrap tire disposal and restricting the authority of some state commissions.
House Bill 953 – DENR technical amendments include delaying Jordan Lake Rules. Also makes changes to the mining and energy commission and rescission dates in the hydraulic exploration of natural gas bill.
Did nothing so become law without her signature:
House Bill 819 – requires historical data be considered in setting coastal regulations due to sea rise
House Bill 1009 – changes to NC’s Metropolitan Sewerage Districts’ board representation and powers